Tigers Continue to Climb Football Polls


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CLEMSON -- Clemson continues to move up both the AP and USA Today Coaches polls after its win 52-7 rout of North Carolina on Saturday. Clemson is ranked 18th by Associated Press and 19th by USA Today coaches according to the polls released on Sunday, September 24. Clemson has now been ranked in the top 25 of the AP poll for eight of the last nine polls. The Tigers finished 21st in the final poll of both AP and USA Today last year.


USA Today Coaches' Top 25

Rank  Team (first-place votes)  Rec Pts  Last 
1. Ohio State (59) 		4-0 1,570 1 
2. Southern California (2)  	3-0 1,489 2 
3. Auburn (2)  			4-0 1,441 3 
4. West Virginia 		4-0 1,357 4 
5. Florida 			4-0 1,294 5 
6. Michigan 			4-0 1,239 6 
7. Texas 			3-1 1,155 8 
8. Louisville 			4-0 1,105 9 
9. Georgia 			4-0 1,079 7 
10t. LSU 			3-1 963   11 
10t. Virginia Tech 		4-0 963   10 
12. Oregon 			3-0 854   12 
13. Iowa 			4-0 802   14 
14. Notre Dame 			3-1 758   13 
15. TCU 			3-0 647   15 
16. Oklahoma 			3-1 615   16 
17. Florida State		3-1 509   17 
18. Tennessee 			3-1 504   19 
19. Clemson 			3-1 477   23 
20. California 			3-1 452   20 
21. Nebraska 			3-1 289   24 
22. Boise State 		4-0 257   25 
23. Rutgers 			4-0 124   NR 
24. Texas Tech 			3-1 81    NR 
25. Boston College 		3-1 78    21 


Dropped out: No. 18 Arizona State (3-1, lost to No. 20 California 49-21), No. 22 Alabama (3-1, lost to Arkansas 24-23 2OT).


Others receiving votes: Alabama (3-1) 52; Arizona State (3-1) 39; Arkansas (3-1) 39; Missouri (4-0) 39; Purdue (4-0) 36; Georgia Tech (3-1) 33; Miami (Fla.) (1-2) 29; Penn State (2-2) 24; Texas A&M (4-0) 23; Michigan State (3-1) 17; Wake Forest (4-0) 16; Washington (3-1) 6; Wisconsin (3-1) 5; Southern Mississippi (2-1) 4; Houston (4-0) 3; Pittsburgh (3-1) 2; South Carolina (3-1) 2; UCLA (2-1) 2; Nevada (2-2) 1; Utah (3-1) 1.


AP Top 25

RANK TEAM RECORD PTS LAST 
1 Ohio St.  (59)  	4-0 1617 1 
2 Auburn  (2)  		4-0 1513 2 
3 Southern Cal  (2)  	3-0 1491 3 
4 West Virginia  (2)  	4-0 1404 4 
5 Florida  		4-0 1363 5 
6 Michigan  		4-0 1318 6 
7 Texas  		3-1 1196 7 
8 Louisville  		4-0 1166 8 
9 LSU  			3-1 1114 10 
10 Georgia  		4-0 972  9 
11 Virginia Tech  	4-0 945  11 
12 Notre Dame  		3-1 879  12 
13 Iowa  		4-0 864  14 
14 Oregon  		3-0 805  13 
15 Tennessee  		3-1 658  15 
16 Oklahoma  		3-1 613  17 
17 TCU  		3-0 563  16 
18 Clemson  		3-1 529  19 
19 Florida St.  	3-1 510  18 
20 California  		3-1 508  21 
21 Nebraska  		3-1 327  23 
22 Boise St.  		4-0 226  25 
23 Rutgers  		4-0 117  NR 
24 Georgia Tech  	3-1 77  NR 
25 Missouri  		4-0 70  NR 
 


Others receiving votes: Boston College 42, Miami 37, Arizona St. 34, Purdue 34, Michigan St. 20, Texas A&M 20, Penn St. 19, Texas Tech 17, Arkansas 13, Washington 13, Wake Forest 12, Wisconsin 6, Houston 5, UCLA 5, Alabama 3.

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